Adhd behavior

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd behavior


Avatar f tn It is the nature of ADHD to be evident via children's behavior. By definition ADHD has an impact on behavior. Beyond saying this, without more detail I cannot comment on the situation to which you are referring.
706214 tn?1244526649 my boy was born at 28 weeks he is 7 now but the doc said he may have adhd what is that people say its children that cant be look after but i look after my
Avatar n tn Dear Renee, Generally, pediatric mental health clinicians prefer to wait until the age of seven or so to diagnose ADHD, because so many of the symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) of ADHD are typical of the behavior of yopung (particularly pre-school) children. Having said this, it does happen that ADHD is diagnosed in pre-school children, and medication is sometimes prescribed in these circumstances.
Avatar m tn Sometimes we see very little improvements and again reverse the previous behavior. During the day he spins around the room and spitting whenever he excited. Recently we took him to the Neuro Behavior Pediatric; he has given for Risperdal for 0.25 once a day for 1 week after that twice a day. We are too much worried about him for the right treatment or doctor. Whenever we try to teach or talk with him about something he becomes a hyper and does not listen. He likes to hug and tickle of his body.
Avatar f tn The fact he goes non stop would be a sign of ADHD (and also a crack baby). The fact that he is very smart would also indicate that he has learned how to manipulate you. Don't spank him. It won't work and only teaches him to hit other people when he is mad. Do obtain a copy of Lynn Clarks' book SOS: Help for Parents. I think it will help. Check the child behavior forum, there are a lot of parents having troubles with their 4/5 year olds and the advice given to them will also help you.
Avatar n tn My child is turning 2 in a week. About four months ago a doctor diagnosed him with adhd. He is very hyperactive, and this behavior is causing him to endanger himself. I'm very concerned about the medications used to treat this disorder for a child his age.They have already suggested Ritalin and Adderall. I'm also concerned with his well-being if I don't act. What do you suggest?
712964 tn?1287080218 im not sure whether you can answer this or not but will i ever get rid of my adhd?
Avatar n tn It sounds like early in the year there was a conference where the teacher raised concerns that his behavior needed to change. If his behavior has not changed, and he's still misbehaving the same way in school, . . I guess I don't understand what the "squabble" is the teacher is trying to stay out of. By telling the father the child is fine, she is hoping to stay out of . . .. what?
Avatar f tn She always tests well and loves school. Her behavior is the problem. She talks back, throws tantrums, screams, and is rarely embarrassed in front of others. She can be very sweet and funny, and very generous. She does not get along well with her peers, but wants to play all the time. She gets excited when we are going to play with a neighbor, but then shortly into it, they are fighting. I have even had other kids say they want to go home. Last year (2nd grade) was a hard year.
Avatar m tn Well, you've posted on an adhd forum. First let me say that 3 is way to young to begin discussing add/adhd. The earliest age that this diagnosis should be made is 6 and I feel that is still too young based on the wide variability amongst children of that age. You describe in many ways what is normal for 3. They are quite often extremely active, hard to settle, loud and constantly testing boundaries. Guess what? Four isn't much better.
Avatar n tn I'm concerned with my 7 year old son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and had been on aderoll for about 6 mths now. As of friday the dr. took him off due to some ticks he had picked up. He has since been put on concerta. My concern is it seemed the aderoll was helping with controlling his behavior and he enjoyed taking it knowing he was doing better.
Avatar f tn My child is 8 years old and when he went into first grade he was diagnosed with ADHD the first year he went on Concerta i thought that he was doing well the highest dose we had him on was 36mg now about two month ago the doctor thought we should switch him to Vyvance to give him a longer affect we went from 30mg to 50 mg and then back to 30mg i have told the doctor my concernce about this medicine he has mood swings he does not seem to enjoy the thing that he usallaly does like going outside to
Avatar n tn As for sitting or standing. Can be typical 5 year old behavior. Has she done any preschool yet?
Avatar n tn If he is not on meds, then you also want to let your doctor know what is going on because this is not typical ADHD behavior.
Avatar f tn I can also recommend that you check out the BCBA website and consider the services of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst if you needs further assistance with your son's behavior.
Avatar f tn my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
Avatar f tn It is usual protocol to wait until the earliest age of 6 before diagnosing for adhd because all kids before that age show so much variability in behavior. Many kids prior to 6 will be impulsive, hard to settle down, on the move, have no filter, talk in loud voices and move from thing to thing quickly without finishing something. I believe you could google adhd and find a listing of symptoms. It involves the nervous system and people will sometimes call these kids hyper.
Avatar n tn , your son displays an emotional disorder (perhaps a mood disorder) alongside his ADHD. If your son's ADHD was diagnosed in pediatrics, iy would be worthwhile to have him evaluated also in a child mental health or behavioral health department. It is worth noting that, in some children, Ritalin can exacerbate anger and irritability. In your son's case, compare the levels or intensity of his anger prior to starting Ritalin with the levels you see now.
Avatar n tn This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, their are many young and old that are incarcerated for their behavior and they didn't or were not givin a proper diagnosis of ADHD and they acted out impulsively and was held accountable for their actions. Their negative consequences could been prevented by being on the right medication. It's a sad disorder especially for those that go undiagnosed. Good luck to you and your son. Make and appt. to see a DR. today!
Avatar f tn But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it’s important to identify the symptoms and get help.
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Avatar n tn 15 yr old daughter was diag with adhd 2nd grade - although was family "joke" adhd long before. 1st on adderall with explosive behavior - had to try before could take straterra, insurance. Strattera was fine for sev yrs - although only limited imp - just enough to tolerate her. Problems with social interaction and her mouth - she's constantly argumentative and I believe ODD. After menstruation began, strattera appeared worthless.
Avatar n tn I believe I am an ADHD. I think these are the symptoms that can prove that: Can't stop cheating on test Won't do homework Mood swings Talk really loud and get really excited easily Anxiety Cannot sleep Pretty intelligent, but can't do good in school Can focus on a task Can't have interest in something for more than a day. Easily frustrated (especially while doing homework) Take out the anger on myself by punching, clawing, scratching, Is this normal?
Avatar f tn Some people do go the dietary route of looking at various food sensitivities as well to see if they affect behavior. I don't have a child with add/adhd but one with sensory integration disorder. many of the symptoms can look very similar as both are nervous system based issues. We have done occupational therapy for my son which really has an amazing calming affect on him as well as organizing of his executive function and helps with focus.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son has been labled exceptionally gifted. He does not have any behavior problem and gets along well with his peers, he is not implusive nor disruptive. He is currently in the second grade and his teacher has complained that he has a hard time staying on task, following directions and completing assignments without several prompting. He performs well in the class room, but his teacher says it is because she is constantly redirecting him.
Avatar n tn Does my son have ADHD? i am very concerned about my sons progress at school, he is 6 years old. Since he has been a baby he has rocked against the arm of furniture. When he strated school his behaviour wasnt brilliant but since hes begun year 1 he is constantly rocking against tables, disturbing others in the process, he cant go from A to B without diverting else where, he stares into space, fidgets and walks around when sitting still and is very hyperactive.
Avatar n tn We are trying to avoid going to a Clinical psychologist who will tell us he is FREAKING ADHD (every child is diagnosed with this if he dares to get bored in Maths!) But at the end of the day we want whats best for him. His marks are ridiculous (87% English, Sciences in the 90’s!) His teachers all say obviously the academic side is not a problem. So if it is emotional, then surely keeping him down a year will be worse for his concentration level. He has done Grade 4 (and has the certificates!